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Font Troubles

From: Dave Jarvis
Subject: Font Troubles
Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 23:49:34 -0700


I've wrestled all evening with Ghostscript, Lilypond, TeX, LaTeX, and
Denemo.  For the life of me, I cannot get Lilypond to make *beautiful*
sheet music.  Not printed, not converted to PDF, not saved into a
PostScript file, won't look nice in Ghostview, nor even seen from within

I'm running RedHat 7.2 (fresh install as of a couple nights ago).  Here
are some relevant software versions -- I've used RPM files when
available (Denemo wouldn't RPM -- I had to compile):

        GNU LilyPond 1.4.11
        GNU Denemo version 0.5.9.
        TeX (Web2C 7.3.1) 3.14159
        kpathsea version 3.3.1
        GhostScript version 6.51
        GIMP version 1.2.3

I downloaded and tried to install some more fonts, but the accompanying
README.txt file explained only where to point certain files from the
following archives:


I managed to find feta16.pfa and friends floating around the Internet,
and "installed" them into:


But my installation was simply "copy and rename".  However, after doing
so, Ghostscript stopped complaining that it couldn't find "feta16". 
Something tells me this is not a happy thing to do.

Please find attached a ZIP file containing the LY file I'm using, the PS
file I produced, and a screen shot of the not-quite-beautiful resulting
grandstaff.  If it means anything, the midi file Lilypond creates sounds

Thanks for any help you can give me in this matter.

Dave Jarvis

Extra stuff that might be relevant ...

$ lilypond -f ps
lilypond -f ps 
GNU LilyPond 1.4.11
Now processing: `'
Interpreting music...[8][16][22]
Preprocessing elements... 
Calculating column positions... [3][6][9][12][15][18][21][22]
paper output to `'...

Interpreting music...
MIDI output to `shadow.midi'...
Track ... 

$ gs 
GNU Ghostscript 6.51 (2001-03-28)
Copyright (C) 2001 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA.  All rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file COPYING for details.
Loading NimbusRomNo9L-Regu font from
/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n021003l.pfb... 2362024 983542 1622424
328124 0 done.
Loading NimbusSanL-Regu font from
/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n019003l.pfb... 2639936 1239217 1642520
335588 0 done.
Loading NimbusRomNo9L-Medi font from
/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n021004l.pfb... 2835332 1315107 1702808
388278 0 done.
Loading feta16 font from /usr/share/ghostscript/Resource/Font/feta16...
2895620 1379060 1763096 430980 0 done.
Loading cmr7 font from /usr/share/ghostscript/Resource/Font/cmr7...
2935812 1416385 1768884 446187 0 done.
Using CMR7 font for cmr7.
>>showpage, press <return> to continue<<

$ gs --help
GNU Ghostscript 6.51 (2001-03-28)
Copyright (C) 2001 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA.  All rights reserved.
Usage: gs [switches] [ ...]
Most frequently used switches: (you can use # in place of =)
 -dNOPAUSE           no pause after page   | -q       `quiet', fewer
 -g<width>x<height>  page size in pixels   | -r<res>  pixels/inch
 -sDEVICE=<devname>  select device         | -dBATCH  exit after last
 -sOutputFile=<file> select output file: - for stdout, |command for
                                         embed %d or %ld for page #
Input formats: PostScript PostScriptLevel1 PostScriptLevel2 PDF
Available devices:
        [ rrrrrrrrrrrip! ]
Search path:
   . : /usr/share/lilypond/ps : /usr/share/lilypond/ps :
   /usr/share/lilypond/ps : /usr/share/ghostscript/6.51/lib :
   /usr/share/ghostscript/6.51/vflib : /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts :
   /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript : /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1
   /usr/share/fonts/default/amspsfnt/pfb :
For more information, see /usr/share/doc/ghostscript-6.51/Use.htm.
Report bugs to address@hidden, using the form in Bug-form.htm.

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